James Harrison Allcorn

4 March 1840–9 March 1878 (Age 38)
Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Harrison

When James Harrison Allcorn was born on 4 March 1840, in Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Lee Alcorn, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth "Polly" Blackburn, was 37. He married Annie Judd in 1868, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Putnam, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died on 9 March 1878, in Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Buffalo Valley, Putnam, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Harrison Allcorn
Annie Judd
Marriage: 1868
Robert Benjamin Franklin Alcorn
Joseph Edward Allcorn
Mary Elizabeth Allcorn
Martha Elender Alcorn

Spouse and Children

Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth "Polly" Blackburn




    John S. Alcorn


    Robert Simpson Alcorn Sr


    Nancy Alcorn


    Thomas Clark Alcorn


    Nancy Alcorn


+5 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 22

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost place in East Sussex, Alchehorne in the parish of Buxted, which was last recorded in 1592 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J H Alcorn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Allcorn in household of James Allcorn, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James H Alcorn in household of James Alcorn, "United States Census, 1860"

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